Okay, by now we all know that I quite enjoy painting velociraptors. This piece was no exception! Only this time, it’s three velociraptors. I also very much enjoy mixing prehistoric animals with modern settings, which is why this raptor brawl is going down at the local gas station. If you like this piece and want to have some feathery dinosaurs hanging on your wall, you can find prints in my store!
This piece was commissioned by someone who I can only assume is a David Cronenberg fan. And I have to say, even though I’m not terribly familiar with the man’s films, I did thoroughly enjoy Cronenberg’s portrayal of Kovich on Star Trek: Discovery. Rumors are, we’ll see more of Kovich next season. For now, you can enjoy this artwork of the man!
Jupiter is easily one of the most compelling planets in the solar system. It’s big, it’s mysterious, it’s… pretty far away. And it has its own mini-solar system of moons. Maybe that’s why I paint these gas giants so often. Anyway, I really wanted to show a sense of scale to the galaxy with this piece–I wanted that ship to look very tiny. Hope you like the piece! If you’d like to purchase prints of this piece, you can find […]
The third season of Star Trek: Discovery has been, in my opinion, absolutely stellar (pun intended, of course). Just about every episode has been spectacular, and the show has never felt better. Along with that, I’ve really enjoyed Michael Burnham’s storyline this season. As a result, I was inspired to create some art! So here’s Michael Burnham, ready to save the galaxy–as she always does. And, you know what? I like that–I like that she saves the galaxy, that she […]
I have been a huge fan of Star Trek: Discovery since the show began, but this is my first painting of the USS Discovery. I have to be honest… it took a bit for this ship to grow on me. In the first season, especially, it looked a little… awkward. But the second season of the show seemed to find some really fantastic angles of the Discovery. And, as a result, the ship has really grown on me. It’s a […]
The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, as seen in Star Trek The Next Generation, was always an explorer first. That’s one of the things I love most about that ship. It’s not made for battle, not designed for speed (though it’s not slow by any means) or agility. It’s simply designed to explore strange, new worlds. In this piece, the Enterprise is exploring a nebula. And in this case, the nebula is heavily inspired by some of the photos taken by the […]
It’s all about the Triceratops. The other day, my wife and I went to William O’Brien State Park here in Minnesota. There was a light drizzle when our hike started. But that light rain quickly became quite the downpour. And that’s what inspired this particular piece. I wanted to add the Triceratops herd to this piece because, well, Trikes are a bit of a challenge. I can paint a velociraptor with no problem, but I don’t paint a lot of […]
I’m not sure where the idea for this post-apocalyptic book club came from, but the image popped into my head in essentially this form. I don’t always like to paint like that. Usually, I like to thumbnail. (I don’t thumbnail as much as I should, but it’s still an important part of my process.) So, the idea here is that even in a post-apocalyptic future, people will still want to read. And this seemed like a nice, quiet spot for […]
The Nebula Class starship, which first appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Wounded,” is one of my all time favorite spaceship designs. So for this piece, I really wanted to highlight the shapes, lines, and coolness of the Nebula class starship. But I also wanted to see the Nebula class from an angle that we typically didn’t. TNG, and ensuing episodes of Trek, often shot the Nebula in a very “top down” way, meaning we saw […]
So, I had this image in my head of an astronaut entering a rather ominous looking airlock. And that was really the only basis for this painting when I started. As I got into it, I also wanted to try to do some cool things with the light (and, specifically, with the light changing based on the environment). I’m happy with the way this piece turned out. I accomplished what I set out to do, and that’s something. I also […]